23rd – 29th April, 2017….the week in pictures

Colourful Kingfishers and strutting Pheasants, a bossy Blackbird, an extra mouth to feed and a moth shaking his booty are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. I wouldn’t say that we had four seasons in one day but we certainly had four seasons in one week. With hail, snow, heavy rain, April showers, wind, sun and cloud, it was certainly changeable. Begs the questions….what to wear? Brolly or no brolly? Moth trap or no moth trap? Here is the week 23rd – 29th April 2017 in pictures…


Our local Pheasant struts up the garden path confidently expecting his supper as does another ‘guest’. A resting homing pigeon decides that Bubble HQ is an Air B & B and spends a couple of days with us 

 

 

 


 

 

Oil Seed Rape at Marishes near Thornton-le-Dale looks gloriously golden in the sun between April showers

 


 

The annual sign making session is supervised by a bossy Blackbird. Hopefully it’ll do the trick. It did last year! Meanwhile whilst the Wild Cherry blossom is fading, Blackthorn, Apple, Hawthorn and other blossoms are starting to flourish

 

 

The first signs of Early Purple Orchids appear…

 

 

…and the beech woods are greening up

 

 

 


 

The view from South Marsh hide captures the threatening skies during a trip to Tophill Low Nature Reserve in East Yorkshire and a Kingfisher puts on a spectacular show outside his nest…

 

 

…whilst I struggle to get him in shot!

 

 

The Greylag Geese on Watton Nature Reserve decide that something is very interesting over there…

 

 

…and Marsh Frogs blow what looks like bubble gum out of their ears!

 

 


 

The decision to put the moth trap out proves successful despite the cold, frosty nights

 

 

…and last, but not least, a Powdered Quaker moth lives up to his name by shaking his booty and quaking to warm up. Not sure who is shaking more, the moth or me?!

 

 


 

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